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[ yuh-pok ]
/ yəˈpɒk /


an aquatic Central and South American opossum, Chironectes variegatus (or minimus), having webbed hind feet and a grayish coat.

Nearby words

yanqui, yantai, yao, yaoundé, yap, yapok, yapon, yapp, yappy, yapurá, yaqui

Origin of yapok

First recorded in 1820–30; after Oyapok, a river forming the border between French Guiana and N Brazil
Also called water opossum. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019